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    Does anyone know someone who has all the tools for disassembly and assembly for upper and lower control arm bushings for a 1955 president C body???? Thankyou. Mike

  • #2
    Please go to your SECOND Post before anyone does and use the Delete String/Post in the "Go Advanced" Mode to Delete it.

    I will answer this first one. Most people use basic Tools for the INNER "A" Bushings instead of the "Factory J Tools" that cannot be found.

    A Hydraulic Press, a BFH, an Air Powered chisel hammer, a Torch etc. etc.

    The Upper "A" Arm spreader tool for doing the Upper, Outer Pins IS available at: http://studebakerpartsonline.com

    You can easily MAKE the Inner Arm "Spacer" tool to prevent crushing it from a piece of Pipe if needed.
    Last edited by StudeRich; 09-07-2017, 02:38 PM.
    StudeRich
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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    • #3
      Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
      I will answer this first one. Most people use basic Tools for the INNER "A" Bushings instead of the "Factory J Tools" that cannot be found.

      A Hydraulic Press, a BFH, an Air Powered chisel hammer, a Torch etc. etc.

      The Upper "A" Arm spreader tool for doing the Upper, Outer Pins IS available at: http://studebakerpartsonline.com

      You can easily MAKE the Inner Arm "Spacer" tool to prevent crushing it from a piece of Pipe if needed.
      All three of these suggestions are what I used when I did my arms.

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      • #4
        I used the tool in the link below with an air impact and it made the job much easier.

        https://m.summitracing.com/parts/sps-40910

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        • #5
          I used a a frame bushing tool made by OTC that worked very well. OTC-7068. I've noticed cheaper versions offered by off shore companies.
          Last edited by 57pack; 09-07-2017, 08:15 PM.
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          • #6
            Check out
            http://www.studebaker-info.org/Tech/...shingtool.html

            The bushing tool is the way to go..


            Place the A-frames in a vice and destroy the old bushing rubber with a drill bit, punch the old shells out, clean the frames up and use the tool to install new bushings.
            Last edited by 64V-K7; 09-07-2017, 09:35 PM.
            64 GT Hawk (K7)
            1970 Avanti (R3)

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            • #7
              I can't figure out how to delete second post.

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              • #8
                I took two pieces of angle iron cut just right and tied together along with a press to put mine in. Worked great. No I have them marked and put away if I ever need them again.
                Attached Files

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                • #9
                  Are the pins called a trunion? Why ? Do the pins need to be replaced , if the control arm bushings are shot.

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                  • #10
                    14x7 Not sure what your referring to by pins but if only the bushings are bad that is all you need to replace. The uppers you can replace with K-5196 gm's but the lower you will have to use studebaker.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
                      /Cut/The Upper "A" Arm spreader tool for doing the Upper, Outer Pins IS available at: http://studebakerpartsonline.com

                      You can easily MAKE the Inner Arm "Spacer" tool to prevent crushing it from a piece of Pipe if needed.
                      Originally posted by swvalcon View Post
                      14x7 Not sure what your referring to by pins but if only the bushings are bad that is all you need to replace. The uppers you can replace with K-5196 gm's but the lower you will have to use studebaker.
                      Originally posted by 14x7 View Post
                      Are the pins called a trunion? Why ? Do the pins need to be replaced , if the control arm bushings are shot.
                      If the Upper Outer Pins have excessive wear, Yes replace them, otherwise you do not HAVE to.
                      I and Studebaker call them "Pins and Bushings", only Chuck Collins calls them Trunions, all the same.
                      StudeRich
                      Second Generation Stude Driver,
                      Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                      • #12
                        This forum is the best....

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